Windows has been lying to me about how much space my hard drive has. And hiding things from me. You know, when a relationship is built on trust and you find out things like this, it shakes your confidence in your partner.
I’m running Win98 on a Compaq Presario 5461. Last week one of my kids was going to install some new software and got an error message that the hard drive was entirely filled up. “WHAT?! NO WAY.” I looked at DriveSpace and sure enough it said all 9 GB were filled to the brim. I deleted over 200 MB in video and music files, ran Uninstaller QuickClean, and Defrag. After that, DriveSpace still didn’t show any space opened up and I knew it was lying.
Last night I ran thorough ScanDisk and the results informed me that I still had over 3 GB of hard drive space. Also, that there are 400 “hidden files” taking up 50 MB.
I know I didn’t hide those 400 files and no one else around here did either. So, my questions:
—How did they get there?
—How do I locate and view them?